Paper: Real Time Web Text Classification and Analysis of Reading Difficulty

ACL ID W08-0911
Title Real Time Web Text Classification and Analysis of Reading Difficulty
Venue Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications
Session
Year 2008
Authors

The automatic analysis and categorization of web text has witnessed a boominginterest due to the increased text availability of different formats, content, genre and authorship. We present a new tool that searches the web and performs in real-time a) html-free text extrac- tion, b) classification for thematic content and c) evaluation of expected reading difficulty. This tool will be useful to adolescentand adult low-level reading students who face, among other challenges, a troubling lack of reading material for their age, interests and reading level.